Strike Valley Overlook Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

6.2 miles
400 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips

scenic driving

trail running


wild flowers

no dogs

Vistas, slickrock adventure, pinyon-juniper woodland, cryptobiotic soil Looking along the Strike Valley at the end of this path is like looking down the back of a gigantic rainbow alligator running all the way from Cathedral Valley in the north to Lake Powell in the south. You won't be able to see nearly that far, but be prepared nonetheless to be awestruck. The layout of this short trail is a fine introduction to the ettiquette of desert hiking. Observe how the trail proceeds over slickrock and up stream courses, avoiding the fragile terrain where the cryptobiotic crust and other delicate desert species wrestle against the elements and your big fat foot to survive. Follow the trail signs carefully. You can add five miles and two hours by starting out from the 2 Wheel Drive Parking Lot. See Saddle Arch for a possible extension.

1 month ago

The overlook trailhead begins at the end of a 4x4 trail. We made it easily in a Jeep with off road tires. We saw another group make it in just a Hyundai Santa Fe. The hike from the end of the jeep trail is only about a half mile to the overlook. The view is outstanding! You can see the length of the waterpocket fold for miles in both directions. The rock formations along the way are also fantastic.

Monday, March 11, 2013

This hike is at the end of the Upper Muley Twist Canyon 4X4 Road. A short climb to a scenic vista will reward you with its beauty.